Thursday, August 4, 2022

Choosing My Walk (Six Sentence Story), Good Fences, Sammy's Poetry Day, and Brian's Thankful Thursday


progress is not

always smooth

the big full map

hid beneath a

plan and plot

all on His path

Some may ask why i walk the Narrow Path.

It's a path i choose each day, and some days it is not easy.

Reliance upon the Holy Spirit is essential.

Believing the promise Jesus made, that He is meek and gentle of heart, His yoke is easy and His burden light gets me through on the toughest days.

Knowing there is a purpose to all the Father does, i know that if anything matters, then everything matters, including what i choose to do each day.

While i may not know what the future holds, i know Who holds the future, so i walk the Narrow Path.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Path.      


While Good Fences Around the World seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird, i still enjoy looking for and posting interesting fences, so i will!


It's Angel Sammy's Poetry Day This week's image and my poem:    

We may have snow up on the roof,

but never take gray hair as proof

that life must now be dull and boring,

indeed, we plan to go out roaring!


Brian of Brian's Home hosts the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.   It's time to share something for which i am thankful.  

Today i am thankful Coda and Bart are here.  Also, i'm thankful Ms. G is letting me do both the morning and afternoon cat-sitting.  She was trying to let her next door neighbor do the evenings, but he was having a difficult time so i'm going to be doing both.


Today is:

Champagne Day -- internet generated holiday, probably created by someone who wanted an excuse to celebrate

Coast Guard Day -- US (anniversary of founding in 1790)

Constitution Day -- Cook Islands

Fairy Drying-Out Day -- Fairy Calendar (makes sense, as we washed them yesterday. Now it begs the question, how does one dry a fairy?)

Festival of the Dead; Sunset Ceremony -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Fiestas de la Virgen Blanca -- Vitoria-Gasteiz, Alava, Basque Country, Spain; through the 9th

Fiestas Patronales -- El Salvador (through the 6th)

Founder's Day -- Ghana

Matica Slovenska Day -- Slovakia (main Slovak cultural institution, established 1863)

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Nicole Robin Day -- St. John, USVI (unofficial celebration her safe return, with the crew, to the Virgin Islands after being held by Cubans.)

Qi Xi -- China (Double Seventh or Chinese Valentine's Day, the 7th day of the 7th moon, the day all the magpies in the world form a bridge so the cowherd and the weaver can meet across the Milky Way, which separates them.)

Single Working Women's Day

St. John Baptist Mary Vianney's Day (Cure of Ars; Patron of confessors, parish priests; Dubuque, Iowa; Kamloops, BC; Kansas City, KS; Saint Paul and Minneapolis, MN)

Vigil of St. Oswald -- Anglo-Saxon holy day, commemorates the day before King Oswald's death in 642

Zuni Corn Dance -- the Zuni Native Americans give thanks to Mother Earth, the Kokos (Nature Spirits), and the Corn Maidens for the maize harvest; through the 7th

Birthdays Today:

Cole and Dylan Sprouse, 1992

Daniel Dae Kim, 1968

Roger Clemens, 1962

Barack H. Obama, 1961

Billy Bob Thornton, 1955

Kristoffer Tabori, 1952

Richard Belzer, 1944

Maurice "Rocket" Richard, 1921

Helen Thomas, 1920

William Howard Schuman, 1910

Glenn Verniss Cunningham, 1909

Louis Armstrong, 1901*

Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, 1900

Louis Vuitton, 1821

Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"The Saturday Evening Post"(Magazine, first issue), 1821

Today in History

The destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans, 70

A supernova is observed in constellation Cassiopeia, 1181

The first printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah), 1558

A hurricane in the Carribean kills thousands in Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Christopher, 1666

Dom Perignon invents champagne (traditional date), 1693

First edition of the Saturday Evening Post, which was published until 1969, 1821

The family of Lizzie Borden is found murdered in their Fall River, Massachusetts home, 1892

The Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames opens, 1902

The Supreme Court of Japan is established, 1947

The Billboard Hot 100 is founded, 1958

American civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are found dead in Mississippi after disappearing on June 21, 1964

The African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso, 1984

Operation Storm begins in Croatia, 1995

Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th Governor General, 2005

California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative prohibiting same-sex marriage passed by the state's voters in 2008, is overturned by Judge Vaughn Walker in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger, 2010

Britain has their greatest success in one day at an Olympics since 1908, winning six gold medals and a silver on Day Eight of the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2012

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius becomes the first amputee to compete at the Olympic Games in the 400 meters, 2012

Actor Peter Capaldi, of Scotland, lands the role of the Doctor in the twelfth incarnation of the 'Doctor Who' British science fiction show, 2013

A plague of locusts in Southern Russia prompts a state of emergency to be declared, 2015

Frank Zapata becomes the first person to cross the English Channel by flyboard, taking only 22 minutes, 2019

The UN declares the Covid-19 pandemic has caused the largest disruption to education ever, affecting 94% of students world wide, 2020

*In several interviews, Satchmo claimed to have been born on July 4, 1900. Historians always disputed that claim, saying it was too neat and tidy, and his baptismal records, found in a church basement, proved otherwise. Some biographies still give the July 4, 1900 date in error. 


  1. Your six sentence story is powerful - and I love your poem.

  2. Amen to your beautiful 6 sentence story. Great poem. My hair may be gray but I am never boring or dull. Lol!

  3. Nice six and I like your poem.

  4. Sometimes those with gray hair are the wildest ones out there!

  5. A thought-provoking six. I like to think of myself as a silver fox!

  6. yow!
    We all climbed aboard the productive self-reflection train to Sixville this week, no?
    Good Sixifying, yo

  7. Love the narrow path. You made me smile.

    Oh the poem. That's so me.

    You're the most thankful person I know. Happy kitty sitting.

    Have a blessed Thankful Thursday, my friend. Big hug. ♥

  8. That's a really good story! Your poem was a cute one and the thankfuls most purrfect. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  9. Lovely story and a darling poem, enjoy the cat sitting!

  10. Your post and photos are awesome ~ sweet story, poem and great fences ~ Xo

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. The Human said a loud "amen!!" to your poem about the narrow path. She said it isn't easy but worth every step!
    Purrs & Head Bonks,

  12. Cute poem and nice story about following Jesus. XO

  13. A loving description of a life lived in faith, Mimi.

  14. Life made simple - faith and choice.
    ...until the very end!!
    Yay! They no doubt are happy to visit!!
    Alas, cat sitting is not for everyone.

  15. Another excellent, thoughtful six!


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